If you are new to SecurityGateway or indeed have been using it for years, there is always something new to learn about the software. With the fantastic help from Brad Wyro over at MDaemon there is now a selection of tutorial videos you can sit back and watch in your lunch break to get up to speed on the product.

Since the introduction of GDPR and related regulations an increasing number of BackupAssist customers are looking to tighten up security on their backups especially backups using the File Archiving engine by enabling encrypted zip backups. To help meet these requirements the BackupAssist developers have increased the privacy of encrypted File Archiving backups in BackupAssist 10.4.

Amazon Lightsail Managing your overheads. It's just one of the endless art forms you need to master when you take the decision to become the owner of a small business. In an ideal world, your IT expenses at least, would all be handled by a wonderfully competent outsourced IT support firm. Failing that, a trusted team of dedicated IT staff. In my experience of the size of companies we tend to work with, it's quite possible you're not in possession of either of those things, and that can bump IT-related decisions down the priority order occasionally.

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On-site or off-site backup.

Which is right for your business?

When you're thinking about the backup approach that best fits your small business, committing solely to one option is unlikely to be the silver bullet you might like.

However, your choices may not be quite as binary as you could be led to believe either.

What if there was a way to keep a local backup for really quick recovery of files, applications, and servers, that also combined the security and reliability of a cloud giant like Amazon?

Enter BackupAssist and the Cloud Backup Add-on!

BackupAssist Synology WebDAV setup In case you missed the announcement, BackupAssist recently added WebDAV to the suite of backup job types the software is able to support. Intended for those who wish to back up their data to an off-site destination, the protocol enables admins to create encrypted, incremental backups to either a third party hosting company, another Windows server or a NAS device. The latter is a popular choice, particularly for the smaller business. They're a good option because once the hardware's paid for, there's no monthly recurring charge as you'd tend to expect from a cloud storage provider. Also, the portability of the small units means they can be 'seeded' to locally and then moved. In most cases, you have physical access too, which means you're not relying on an Internet connection for your data in disaster recovery scenarios In this post, I focus on the steps for configuring one of the more common NAS devices I come into contact with, the Synology. The requirements will be the same for other brands, however, the exact steps and screenshots will of course differ.

Alright, so it's time to log in to that site you've not used in a while.  Username and password? Yep, no problem... 'Login unsuccessful' Blast. ....okay, what about B1ngoWozH1sNamo21? 'Login unsuccessful' Blast. It's a familiar tale in this wonderful digital age in which we live - we're surrounded by a bottomless pool of amazing websites and services, all climbing over one another to improve our lives, however, every one of the darned things requires a registration.

It's been a couple of months since we announced the launch of BackupAssist v10 and its super efficient new cloud backup engine. The significance of the new engine is that it unlocks the possibility of using public cloud giants AWS and Azure as backup destination options. While the BackupAssist side of things is typically easy to configure, I've had a few requests for help navigating Azure's configuration options, so in this article, I'll be walking through the steps as they are today.